Mark Deitch, MD, MBA, is the new senior vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer at The Miriam Hospital.
Deitch is a veteran health care administrator who comes to Lifespan from WellSpan Health, an integrated nonprofit health system serving South-Central Pennsylvania and Northern Maryland. He served as vice president of its orthopedic service line and was responsible for strategy, standardization, and growth of orthopedic services. Previously, he held positions as an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins Medical Institute and University of Maryland Medical System, president of Greenspring Surgery Center, partner/attending orthopedic surgeon with OrthoMaryland, and owner/president of MD3 Orthopedics, all of Baltimore.
Deitch holds a Doctor of Medicine degree with distinction in research from Stony Brook University School of Medicine and a Master of Business Administration in medical services management from Johns Hopkins University. He is board certified in orthopedic surgery and a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.
“We are very pleased that Dr. Deitch has joined The Miriam Hospital. He has extensive experience as both a health care administrator and orthopedic surgeon,” said Maria Ducharme, DNP, RN, president of The Miriam Hospital. “Dr. Deitch’s commitment to better health and improving the patient experience will further our Lifespan 2025 goal of becoming one of the nation’s leading health systems.”
This is a return to Rhode Island for Dr. Deitch who completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in biology with honors in research at Brown University. He was a fellow in hand, microvascular and upper extremity surgery at Cincinnati Hand Surgery Specialists, Ohio; a resident in orthopedic surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery, New York; and an intern in general surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Massachusetts.
“I am very excited to arrive here at The Miriam Hospital and to help lead collaborative efforts to further enhance the hospital’s already outstanding reputation and rankings as a top provider of quality health care,” said Deitch.
Deitch, who arrived at The Miriam in September, succeeds G. Dean Roye, MD, FACS, who held the position since 2017 and now serves as senior vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer at Rhode Island and Hasbro Children’s hospitals.